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Old 10-27-2012, 08:57 PM
 
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Hi there! I just moved to SA a couple days ago. My boyfriend got a job offer here, so we moved with our 2 year old son from williston, nd. We lived there for about 2 years where he was a crane operator in the oilfields. He will be doing the same thing here, but the cost of living is a lot less than in nd! His company his putting is up in a motel for a month so we can find a rental. I have heard that we should stay north or west to find the best neighborhoods. He will be working south of town so we would prefer to find a place on the westside so he won't have such a long commute. We want a safe neighborhood that is family friendly. Looking to spend around 900-1200 per month in rent. Can anyone recommend a good neighborhood or ones I should avoid? Thanks in advance
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Wow, I just got back from a week in Minot, ND yesterday! You're in for a bit of a change!

It sounds like your boyfriend will be working south of SA, I would recommend looking at such towns as Pleasanton, Jourdanton or even Devine. The oil fields are even south of those locations, and commuting from even south SA would be a chore.

Unfortunately, those areas have "boomed" in that prices of rentals have increased thanks to the oil operations. You should be able to find something in your price range, but I hope you have realistic expectations.

Welcome to Texas, where it isn't snowing in October (like it was in Minot yesterday!).

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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Yes it will be a change LOL I grew up in northwest mt so I'm used to the snow and cold. I am also used to the "boom" prices. The average rental where I was living was 2700-3500 for a 2 bed apt. It's crazy!! I've hearthat the south area wasn't very safe and family friendly, is that true??
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I've hearthat the south area wasn't very safe and family friendly, is that true??
The towns that Major Mad Max recommended are ok, just your usual small town happenings. Best of luck!
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The south part of SA is improving, but there are still parts to be avoided. I actually think the area south of 1604 is very nice, rolling hills and trees, but as you go further towards the oil areas prices start rising due to the high demand for housing. A friend in Jourdanton told me the oil companies are renting mobile homes for $1200/month to put crews in.

If you have a month I would spend that time looking around as much as you can. I think you'll need to be south of the city limits as the oil fields are a bit of a drive from SA. Once you know for certain where he will be working, I would start there and work my way outwards until you find someplace that meets your needs and desires.

Good luck!

Cheers! M2
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